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Arq at Home

What's your current state of mind Self Forgiveness. It has definitely been the hardest season of my life becoming a twin mom and now a mother of three. I have gotten serious about my healing due to my PPD and PTSD getting worse by the month . I think when a lot of things go wrong in pregnancy and birth the mother wants someone or something to blame in order to process it all, and so we often tend to blame ourselves for lack of more control over it all. Instead of just accepting that there was nothing in our control. I have been in a cycle of self sabotage which I am not proud of. I've realised self-forgiveness is a daily practise,...

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HEY Mama, June Edition: KID THE LABEL

Meet the amazing June Mama Makers,  Lindsey Eyre and Seema Allie. While we are also mothers, we are so much more than that. Here is a little about our first markers behind Kid The Label, we LOVE their clothing.  HEY MAMA! What is currently bringing you joy? Food, lols. But no for real, cooking and/or sharing an amazing meal with my family and friends, as well as the ceremony that goes along with that, is something really special for me. Food and celebrating around food has always been a major part of my life and I love it. - SEEMA   What was the last song you danced to? In your living room? In your shower? We want to know Le...

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Daily Rhythm (of sorts)

I wanted to share with you a little sneak into the type of day that we usually have, although everyday is different let’s be honest... but there is some form of structure that we aim to keep to. Not only for our children but also ourselves. Otherwise let’s face it, we would go insane.   “I don’t know how you do it!” Is one of the main things I get on the daily.  Before I share my daily rhythm, I want to put a disclaimer here and say...hands, many hands. A lot of practical; hands on support from family, friends and my partner; that is how. Without them I would not be able to run the studio business and show...

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A Look into the Stoep Studio

I wanted to share these beautiful images my dear friend Paige Wood took with my community. It has been a SHIFT that is for sure. But I am counting my blessings and letting the light pour in. The best thing I did for my business was to transfer my admin and processing over to Artist Admin, I was burning out quickly and honestly drowning. By doing this I can focus my time on what I am good at, being a mom and creating beautiful work.   It is hard to admit, believe it or not, but I have spent years being dependant on distraction. Perhaps this is par for the course as an exhausted mother that needs a break. I...

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Framing Guide

Framing So, you have gone and bought yourself an artwork from my store! YAY! (Thank you!) The prints on my store are all standard sized prints: 8x10, 11x14, 16x20, 18x24, 20x26, 30x40, so this makes it easy to find “ready made” frames at different home decor outlets. BUT there is always slight chance that they can sometimes be off, have you ever found that?  I recommend looking at the following stores for your ready made frames if you are wanting a quick framing solution Country Road The Deckle Edge Mr Price Home It’s important to note; while I know these are the most affordable option and definitely a great choice for a quick decor solution to a lonely artwork wrapped...

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